Higman, Rassuchine wed in Truckee
Christie Ann Higman and Thomas Jeffrey Rassuchine were married July 29 in Truckee. The nondenominational ceremony, performed by the bridegroom’s brother, Matt Purvance, took place in the beautiful home garden of the bridegroom’s parents.
The bride is the daughter of Jeff and Sharon Higman of South Lake Tahoe and the bridegroom’s parents are Jeff and LaVan Rassuchine of Truckee.
The bride wore a white, strapless gown with satin bodice and full tulle skirt. Her simple tulle veil, trimmed with satin ribbon, was made by childhood friend, Lorian Lindsay. Her necklace and earrings of freshwater pearl and crystal beads were made by bridesmaid, Jamie Hansen.
Maid of honor was the bride’s sister, Diana Higman and bridesmaids were Stephanie Spees, Robyn Lindner and Jamie Hansen, all originally of South Lake Tahoe, and the bridegroom’s sisters, Jenny Rassuchine of Reno and Olivia Rassuchine of Truckee.
Best man was Tyler Mihevc of Palo Alto, Calif., and groomsmen were Matt Walker of Ketchum, Idaho, Jodi Dillon of Juneau, Alaska, Eddie Shelhert and Casey Hakaanson, both of Reno, Matt Kaso of Talkeetna, Alaska, Justin Persons of Girdwood, Alaska, and George Collier of Ketchum.
The ceremony was immediately followed by a lively garden party at the Rassuchine home.
The bride is a graduate of South Tahoe High School and the bridegroom is a graduate of Truckee High School.
The couple met while attending the University of Nevada, Reno, and competed in its NCAA ski team. Christie graduated from UNR with a bachelor’s degree in English writing and Tom with a bachelor’s degree in art with an emphasis on digital media. They reside in Reno, where Christie coaches junior ski racers and Tom is art director and photo editor for Couloir Publications.